Katrin Winkelmann

Dr.-Ing.

Katrin Winkelmann

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

Dr.-Ing.

Katrin Winkelmann

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

Katrin Winkelmann combines legal and technical expertises with an en­tre­pre­neurial perspective on intellectual property. Her particular focus is on strategic IP consultancy for hidden champions and innovative medium-sized enterprises. Katrin Winkelmann provides her clients with comprehensive support in all matters relating to patent law. This also includes freedom-to-operate and infringement analyses, patent portfolio and patent mapping analyses, transaction consulting and IP due diligence, as well as patent valuation.

Katrin Winkelmann has many years’ experience in drafting technical patents and in designing international patent portfolios. Another core area is at­tack­ing and defending patents, not only in German and European opposition and appeal proceedings, but also in revocation proceedings. Her work to safe­guard competitive advantages also includes legal action against rights infringements and the enforcement of claims. She also advises clients on employee inventions issues, in particular on innovation programmes and employee incentive arrangements.

In 2019, “Lawyer Monthly” conferred Katrin Winkelmann the “Women in Law Award”. According to Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, she ranks as one of Germany’s best lawyers in 2020 in the field of Intellectual Property Law. In its 2020 edition, IAM Strategy 300 recognises Katrin Winkelmann as one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists”: “Praised for the exceptional quality of her work and targeted manner of addressing clients’ needs, Katrin Winkelmann is a discerning choice of partner for strategic patent projects. She fosters creative approaches in emerging areas such as the Internet of Things.”

Katrin Winkelmann speaks German and English.

Technical focus

  • Automation engineering, additive manufacturing
  • Digitisation, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Renewable energies
  • Filter technology, hygiene systems
  • Industrial services, predictive maintenance, condition monitoring
  • Laboratory equipment, bioprocess technology
  • Agricultural engineering, precision farming
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Packaging technology

CV

Engineering studies at TU Darmstadt, Germany, in the USA and Great Britain, Master's degree in Civil Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.); post-gradual studies and PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University.

Several years of professional experience as strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group in the area of industrial goods, innovation and process management and at the Institute for Industrial Management FIR at RWTH Aachen University in the area of application-oriented research and consultancy for hidden champions and innovative SME.

Legal training at Eisenführ Speiser, at Mannheim Regional Court as well as in the in-house IP department of a global leader in agricultural engineering. Final training and State Examination at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court. Patent Attorney (Germany) since 2010, European Patent Attorney since 2011.

Memberships

  • Patent Attorneys Association (PAK)
  • Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys
  • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • Association of German Engineers (VDI)
  • Member of Research Advisory Board of Research Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University

Publications & Presentations

Patentschutz für innovative Künstliche Intelligenz

mt|medizintechnik Heft 05/20, TÜV Media GmbH (Publisher)

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2019

published by Eisenführ Speiser

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Smart Crisis Response - Managing your patent portfolio in exceptional situations

Online-Seminar

April 2020

 

Patentschutz in der vernetzten Medizin

Interview in DeviceMed

Januar 2020

Praxistipp: Patent- und Arbeitnehmererfinderrecht

"Women in Law Award"

Recognition in Lawyer Monthly "Women in Law Award" Publication, August 2019

"Wie ist geistiges Eigentum zu bewerten?"

BC – Zeitschrift für Bilanzierung, Rechnungswesen und Controlling, Heft 4/2019, Seiten 186 bis 189, Verlag C.H.BECK oHG, München 

"Forgotten Problems: When M&A Meets IP"

Contribution in Lawyer Monthly
 

August 2018, weitere Autorin/further author: Dr. Sandra Müller

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2017

published by Eisenführ Speiser

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Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2016

published by Eisenführ Speiser

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Beitrag zum Tagungsband sowie Vortrag zum Thema "Analyse von Patentportfolios: Generierung aussagekräftiger Ergebnisse als Entscheidungshilfe für die strategische Planung"

im Rahmen der PATINFO 2016 "Big Data - Chancen und Herausforderungen", 8. bis 10. Juni 2016, Ilmenau

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2015

published by Eisenführ Speiser

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Patentbewertung - Was ist geistiges Eigentum wert?

Perspektive Patentanwalt, e-fellows.net wissen, 2010

Kapitel "Schutzrechtsmanagement für industrielle Dienstleistungen. Möglichkeiten des Patent- und Kennzeichenschutzes für industrielle Dienstleistungen"

Gaterman/Fleck (Hg.), Technologie und Dienstleistung, Innovation in Forschung, Wissenschaft und Unternehmen, Beiträge der 7. Dienstleistungstagung des BMBF, 2008

 

Schutzrechtliche Absicherung und Verwertung von innovativen industriellen Dienstleistungen

Integration von Intellectual Property Management in den Service-Engineering-Prozess, "UdZ-Unternehmen der Zukunft", Schwerpunkt Dienstleistungsmanagement, 2/2007

Prospektive Bewertung der kooperativen Erbringung industrieller Dienstleistungen im Maschinenbau durch Simulation mit Petri-Netzen

Shaker Verlag, 2007, zugl.: Aachen, Techn. Hochsch. Diss.

Prospective Analysis of Cooperative Provision of Industrial Services Using Colored Petri Nets

Donatelli, S., Thiagarajan, P.S. (Hrsg.): International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets (ICAPTN) 2006, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006

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